National Center for Homeopathy Responds to FDA's Warning Against Homeopathic Teething Tablets and Gels

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National Center for Homeopathy (NCH) responds to the Food and Drug Administration's warning to consumers to stop using homeopathic teething tablets and gels. NCH explains that homeopathy has a laudable and extensively documented clinical record, and there are hundreds of high quality, peer-reviewed basic science, pre-clinical, and clinical studies showing its efficacy and safety.

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There are no studies linking homeopathically-prepared medicines and serious adverse events.

On September 30th, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release entitled "FDA warns against the use of homeopathic teething tablets and gels." The response that followed led to the removal of homeopathic teething products from the shelves of stores.

The FDA later clarified in the press release that they were conducting an ongoing investigation as a response to reported serious adverse events. "While the FDA’s warning about homeopathic teething preparation seems arbitrary and capricious," said Alison Teitelbaum, NCH Executive Director, "The media’s exaggerated fear mongering has made a bad situation worse."

Homeopathy has a laudable and extensively documented clinical record and there are hundreds of high quality, peer-reviewed basic science, pre-clinical, and clinical studies showing its efficacy and safety. There are no studies linking homeopathically-prepared medicines and serious adverse events.

"Despite these facts, groups interested in seeing homeopathy destroyed continue to hammer away at the system – making exaggerated claims that create misunderstandings about and limit consumer access to homeopathic products," continued Teitelbaum.

Homeopathy is a safe, gentle, and natural system of healing that works with your body to relieve symptoms, restore itself, and improve your overall health. It has been used successfully for the last 200 years by over 250 million people worldwide. Homeopathy is growing in popularity in the United States, where homeopathic over the counter (OTC) medicines are regulated by the FDA and have been so for decades.

For more information, please visit http://www.homeopathycenter.org/news/FDATeething.

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About the National Center for Homeopathy (NCH): Founded in 1974, the National Center for Homeopathy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting health through homeopathy by advancing the use and practice of homeopathy. NCH supports education in, awareness of, and increased access to homeopathy. NCH has the largest, most diverse membership in the homeopathic community and the organization is the national go-to resource for all who are interested in learning about homeopathy. NCH educates consumers and plays an important role in the continuing education of practitioners and is dedicated to making homeopathy more accessible to the public. NCH informs legislators and works to secure homeopathy’s place in the U.S health care system while working to ensure that homeopathy is accurately represented in the media.
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